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Lutherhaven & COVID-19 Update ~ A Season for New Community at Lutherhaven Ministries

Sure of what we hope for, certain of what we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1

To our Summer 2020 Campers & Families,

It’s one of my favorite Bible sections, Hebrews eleven and the first part of twelve, about faith—a sure and certain hope, even when we maybe can’t quite see the end of the tunnel. The writer of Hebrews likens faith to a race, one we run with grit, one whose route is sometimes (okay, most of the time) not selected by us, but for us… by God.  

This defining season we all find ourselves in called COVID-19 has been such a race—certainly one none of us would have chosen for ourselves. But run it we must, sure of what we hope for, certain of what we cannot see, because we know—by faith—that with eyes affixed on Jesus, the outcome of this race, of life’s race, is secure. 

Our Board of Directors and staff leadership—in conversation with healthcare and camping ministry friends from around the country—have made the difficult decision to suspend this summer’s traditional children’s and youth camps at all our locations — Camp Lutherhaven, Shoshone Mountain Retreat, Shoshone Creek Ranch, Community Congregation Day Camps/VBS, and Idaho Servant Adventures.

That decision did not come easily, but we’re certain it was made in the best interest of our kids, families, and communities. One of Lutherhaven Ministries’ core values is ensuring healthy communities of campers, guests, volunteers, and staff. 

More about our decision (click here)

Below you will find helpful information regarding your current summer camp registration and deposit.

Manage Your Current Summer Registration (click here)

We will miss our traditional camper family more than words can say, and honest, we’re already looking forward to Summer Camp 2021! But we’re also making plans to open camp beginning in July for new, fun, safe, programmed day and overnight camping opportunities for families and for groups of all ages from regional churches.

New Summer 2020 Options! (click here)

This is our 75th summer; God has been faithful to your camps for seventy-five years. There have been many daunting challenges through those decades, many occasions to trust in God’s presence, many opportunities to celebrate God’s blessings. Sure of what we hope for, certain of what we do not see, we are convinced God’s faithfulness remains steadfast in this defining season for Lutherhaven Ministries, and for you!

From all of our staff: we love you and are praying for you as you run this race we share. We’ll get through this together—sure and certain—and be back together at camp again soon.

Your servant in Jesus,

Bob Baker, Executive Director